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and / as well as / and so / but (not) / yet (not) / (indicates causal relation) / (indicates change of state) / (indicates contrast)
thus / thereby
(not only ...) but also / moreover / in addition / furthermore
therefore / as a result / thus / and as a result, ...
however / yet / but
that's all / nothing more
instead / on the contrary / contrary (to expectations)
and then (what follows next)
with regard to (preceding phrase)
after that / then
to reveal one's talent (idiom) / to rise above others / to distinguish oneself
generally speaking
over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
involuntary / automatically
to turn to (sth else) / to switch to
then / afterwards
to avoid (doing sth)
easy / with no difficulty
to shrink back / to flinch
to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom) / to arise at an opportune time / able to take advantage of an opportunity / to rise to the occasion
occasionally / from time to time
occasionally / once in a while
to show respect from a distance (idiom) / to remain at a respectful distance
without needing (to so sth)
varying from person to person (idiom); different for each individual
lit. (bamboo) splits when it meets the knife's edge (idiom) / fig. easily solved
it is obvious that... / as one can well imagine...
now / at the present (time)
clearly and easy to see (idiom); obviously / clearly / it goes without saying
in short / in a word / in brief
to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
to jump up suddenly / to bound up / to rise up in one bound
to brush past
to agree by chance (idiom); taking the same action without prior consultation
it goes without saying / it is self-evident
to agree without prior consultation / to happen to hold the same view
Viagra (male impotence drug)
lit. to drop from the sky (idiom) / fig. to appear unexpectedly / to arise abruptly / out of the blue / to drop into one's lap
brief encounter / to brush past sb
comparatively speaking
to turn a blind eye to / to ignore
to step forward bravely
arising involuntarily (idiom); spontaneous / to spring up unbidden (of emotion)
unknown / unable to find out
What can you have against it? (idiom) / We should do this. / Go for it!
to come to a place on account of its reputation (idiom); attracted to visit a famous location
suddenly / now (..., now...)
to walk slowly up a flight of steps (idiom)
to merge together (idiom); to unify disparate elements into one whole
nothing serious / just hot air
to blurt out / to let slip (an indiscreet remark)
to return from a rewarding journey
to act according to the situation (idiom)
at home wherever one is (idiom); ready to adapt / flexible / to accept circumstances with good will
to assess one's capabilities and act accordingly (idiom); to act within one's competence / One does what one can.
in a nutshell / to put it briefly
that's all / just this and nothing more
think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance
crying tears of joy (idiom)
directly / head-on (collision) / in one's face (of wind)
to disappear without trace / to vanish all of a sudden / to spread fast / to spread like wildfire
to return without any achievement (idiom); to go home with one's tail between one's legs
to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth / to persevere / unflagging efforts
by no means an isolated case / numerous
to lose sth and then regain it (idiom)
intimidate at the first glance (idiom); awe-inspiring / terrifying / overwhelming
thirty years old and therefore independent (idiom, from Confucius)
to come prepared
to escape unscathed / to get through in one piece
lit. sth hits one in the face / directly in one's face / sth assaults the senses / blatant (advertising) / eye-catching / (a smell) assaults the nostrils
to die peacefully / (fig.) to result in failure (without any outside interference) / to come to nothing / to fizzle out
to reap without sowing (idiom)
to come one after the other
with a grunting sound it stops (idiom); to come to an end spontaneously (esp. of sound)
by good fortune / luckily
to sweep clean / to clean out
to win instant success (idiom) / to become an instant hit
to whistle past / to hurtle past / to zip by
not to be inferior in any aspects (idiom) / to surpass / to outdo / (derog.) to be even worse
apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
to be honest, ...
to flee in defeat / to bolt
to drain the cup in one gulp (idiom)
flower but no fruit (idiom); handsome exterior but hollow inside / flashy
to weigh one's abilities and act accordingly / to act according to one's means / to cut one's coat according to one's cloth
to be impossible to stop once started
shiver all over though not cold / tremble with fear / shudder
meet by chance / have a chance encounter
to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead
even / so much so that
to arrive as planned / right on schedule
to part on bad terms / (of a meeting etc) to break up in discord
to swagger off / to walk off (or drive off etc) without a second thought for those left behind
to sell only for a good price (idiom) / to wait for a good offer
faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)

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